A visitor filming bison roaming around the national park on a road in Hayden Valley happened to capture another headbutting incident after a vehicle got a little too close to the 2000-pound animal.
The video showed three bison standing on the side of the road while cars were driving past and people were filming them. A car in the oncoming lane was driving towards two bison that were particularly close to the road when the incident happened.
The driver ended up getting a little too close and an adult male bison headbutted the small car’s grille, doing a bit of cosmetic damage to the vehicle.
Yellowstone National Park officials say this happens many times each year, especially when it is the bison rut season and they’re mating. During this time they can get a little annoyed and ornery at motorists and this was one of those days.
The YouTube user, xConcertChicksx, who originally shared the video said in the description, “This large bison was standing still in the middle of the road, so cars stopped in both directions with plenty of room between them and the bison. Along comes another bison from the valley, up to the road, much closer to car. The larger bison then decides to walk over to the smaller (yet still large) bison. That’s when this happened. Just think if he really put all his force into the ram. Luckily no one was hurt, not even the bison.”
Though the owner of the car may end up having an interesting conversation with his insurance company, fortunately for him, it looks like the bison only caused minor damage to the front end of the car.